|Wall-E and Eve Ring Box|
Growing up I never pictured myself with a big diamond engagement ring. I wanted something more unique if I was ever going to get married – which I thought was a very small possibility because I was far too shy to talk to boys. My parents would joke to the rest of the family that I would be the one taking care of them in their old age because I would be alone. Then Christian came into the picture and the rest is history. We knew fairly quickly that we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together so we started researching rings.
Quick backstory – The first “date” we ever had was watching Wall-E one night during the Game of Thrones convention we met at. It’s one of his favorite movies and we all know how much I love Disney/Pixar. Needless to say, we’re very into space representing our relationship.
We came upon Sofia Zakia while browsing Catbird for ideas, not thinking I’d find a ring there. I didn’t want Christian to have to spend a lot on my ring but we both fell in love with her Wandering Star ring featuring an opal (my birthstone!) It’s an opal surrounded by diamonds (as the stars) and 2 crescent moons on either side. On Catbird it only came in regular gold and rose gold but I wanted white gold so we set off to find something else. Here is an early inspiration image I made. Notice how large the Sofia Zakia Wandering Star ring is featured 😉
In the end, Christian found her website and saw that she did white gold versions of her rings. He also customized the ring by trading out some of the diamonds for sapphires, his birthstone. It was such a wonderful surprise to see the ring of my dreams when he opened up the adorable Wall-E & Eve box he ordered to put it in. It’s the perfect ring to represent us and our story.
Sofia Zakia makes special wedding bands that fit around the interesting shape of the Wandering Star ring. We had a few to choose from but thought the Altair was the prettiest and most complimentary. I insisted on buying my band because it was a lot pricier than we would have spent with any other ring. Luckily Catbird offers a 10% discount when signing up for their newsletter so I was able to save a bit of cash that way.
For Christian’s ring, he wanted something a bit more unique and in a darker metal. Originally he wanted something with meteorite or a textured metal but decided that would be too fragile to wear every day based on research. He went with a dark gray ceramic ring with a blue inlay so it would sort of match the sapphires in my ring.
We used the ring box Christian proposed with to hold our wedding bands on the day.
|Sofia Zakia Altair Ring, Custom Sofia Zakia Wandering Star Ring, Opal|
|Dark Gray Ceramic Wedding Band with Blue Inlay, Sofia Zakia Altair Ring, Custom Sofia Zakia Wandering Star Ring with Opal, Diamonds and Sapphires|
|Wall-E & Eve with Custom Sofia Zakia Wandering Star Ring, Opal|